Open Studio (Adult and Teen)(2023OS01)


Category: Tag:


Domenica Mastromatteo January 14th, 21th, 28th February 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, March 5th, 11th , 18th , 25th , April 8th, 15th , 22nd, 29th , May 6th ,13th ,20th , 27th, June,3rd ,10th ,17th

Premise: A creative space, that provides access for emerging and professional artists to congregate, make a mess and create.


North Van Arts Open studio is activated by NVA and facilitated by Domenica Mastromatteo, the mastermind behind our Art Hive as well as a professional artists’ facilitator of creative spaces. The art space invites collaboration and celebrates emerging and professional artists to continue their practice in an affordable and supportive environment, know matter where you are on your creative journey!

The emphasis of the Open Studio is artistic creation, grounded in an artmaking process that is not directed or moderated by the facilitators. It’s about creating in community with others. There’ll be freedom to choose the materials and allow sufficient time for the creative process to evolve. Domenica is available to support you through your creative challenges and to inspire members to influence and learn from each other.

Our studios are located at Maplewood House, a large log cabin close to the Maplewood Farm. We offer a large range of spaces, with a kitchen, broadband and all the comforts of home. Off-street parking is available with close access to a woodland area for En plein air painting, and discount rates for NVA members.


Equipment available, Tables and chairs, easels, kitchen, supplies like paint, writing materials, crafts and a light box.

Light box
Share box: paint
Easels large and small
Share box, used supplies like paints to be used when in the space